Ensign: Palin’s daughter doing the right thing
September 3, 2008
U.S. Sen. John Ensign, a conservative Christian who has said out of wedlock births should be “somewhat stigmatized,” stood up for Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and her daughter in a brief interview Tuesday.
“I’m a parent of a teenager and it’s one of our worst fears,” he said. “But you can do everything you can possibly do as parents and your kids are going to do things, just like we did, that our parents don’t approve of. They’re going to make mistakes. They doesn’t mean they did anything wrong as parents.”
Ensign said Palin’s 17-year-old daughter is “doing the right thing” by having the baby and marrying the father.
“She’s not going to have an out of wedlock birth,” he said. “The young lady is taking responsibility. She made a mistake and she’s taking responsibility.”
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Two Nevada fan favorites are still waiting to see if they’ll get a speaking slot at the restructured Republican National Convention.
Ensign was bumped from the schedule Monday and is still waiting to be scheduled.
Former Gov. Mitt Romney, whose first-place showing in the Nevada caucuses left him with a devoted following in the swing state, also has not been confirmed as a speaker.
Romney was given practice time Tuesday morning in the Xcel Center, but did not speak during the evening program. He is still awaiting a confirmed slot.
And for Romney’s Nevada fans, don’t expect him to play a role in a McCain administration if the senator wins.
“I have no interest in a cabinet position,” he said during a press conference with Gannett Co. reporters. “I can’t imagine the circumstances that would lead me to say yes to a cabinet position. I watched my dad serve in a cabinet. That’s not something I would aspire to.”
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The protestors wreaking havoc on the streets of St. Paul are on the minds of many Nevada female delegates who were dismayed by the damage to the nearby Macy’s.
At breakfast, the Nevada delegate who gave the invocation prayed: “That those who are causing problems will remain under control.”
Alternate delegates Heidi Smith and Su Kemper said they were stopped Monday while shopping by an officer who warned them they were heading into tear gas.